Today I am going to show you how to take a 12" $1 store foam wreath and turn it into an 18"-20" holiday decoration. This wreath is on display and for sale a local bookstore. Please feel free to contact myself if you are interested in purchasing it. If not I hope you have as much fun making t as I have! After all that is why most of us are here. Enjoy!
Step 1: Step 1 - Wrap the Wreath
Begin with a $1 wreath from the Dollar Store. Some Acid Free Glue from Helmar and a smidgeon of water. I thinned out the Acid Free glue with a bit of water in a disposable cup. Using a brush with the glue and strips of newspaper strips to the wreath. I chose this glue because of the finish it has when it dries. It sealed the paper with tough, flexible surface.
While it is drying. Tare out each page of the book and roll it into a cone and staple or tape it in place.
Step 2: Step 2 - Glue on Rolled Pages
Once the wreath is dry use Helmar Premium Craft Glue to help adhere book pages that are rolled and stapled in a cone shape (you can see them in the back of this photo).
Using Helmar Premium Craft Glue allows a little slower dry time for you to place and adjust the book pages into a circle and place the points where you like them. Continue all the way around the wreath adding width and volume. You need to have a hole about 5"-6" wide in the center.
Step 3: Step 3 - Print Your Graphic
Print a circular frame off of the computer on cardstock. Cut a circle around it and ink the edges with a complimentary color to the crape paper in the next step. Place it upside down for the next step.
Step 4: Step 4 - Glue Crape Paper Boarder On
Using Premium Craft Glue from Helmar, glue black (or any other desired streamers) crape paper streamers around the back of the printed frame.
Step 5: Step 5 - Create the Glittered Center
Measure the center of the printed frame and cut a circle out of coordinating (with the desired glitter as seen in the first photo) cardstock to fit inside of it. Spray Helmar V2 Vellum Adhesive to cover the entire circle and let it sit (per instructions on the back of the can) for a few minutes.
Then glitter with desired color of glitter. Glue this circle into the center of the printed frame with either some Helmar V2 Vellum Adhesive or Helmar 450 Quick Dry.
Step 6: Step 6 - Glue the Center to the Wreath
Using a die cut machine cut a silhouette image out of black cardstock and use Helmar 450 Quick Dry to adhere it to the center of the printed frame and glittered circle. I used the trick or treat witch image from the Cricut Cartridge "A Child's Year".
Glue the Printed, glittered image over the center of the wreath and use Helmar 450 Quick Dry to glue it down to the inside of the rolled book pages. Once dry tie a ribbon or string around the top of the wreath to hang it from the back.
Hope you enjoyed this project.